Mary Melodee Mena made her debut in life as we know it an unspecified number of years ago in the tiny city of Munising in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
She attended Michigan State University but eventually headed east and has called Boston her home for many years.
When she isn't feeding her dog and/or five stepchildren, she tries to find
time to snap a photo or two . . . always with the hope of intertwining
them with her husband's haiku.
Paul David Mena was born in New York and now lives in Boston, where he works as a computer professional in the financial industry.
He has been writing haiku since 1992 and is the current webmaster and contributing editor of The Heron's Nest.
He is a member of the Haiku Society of America, the Boston Haiku Society and several online haiku communities. He has published three chapbooks and has contributed to numerous haiku journals, both online and traditional.
Among his ongoing
is an effort to combine his haiku with his wife Mary's black-and-white
photography and making it available along with his poetry on the haikupoet.com website.